The second Annual Women’s Memorial March will take place today at the Prince George Courthouse between 2:00-4:00 pm. It’s the second time the annual march is taking place here in Prince George. The purpose of the march is to acknowledge and honour murdered and missing aboriginal women.
Organizer Ken Solonas says the event will feature several inspiring speakers, including Brenda Wilson from the Highway of Tears Initiative, Angelique Levesque from Angelique’s Native Arts, and a UNBC NUGGS Aboriginal representative.
Following the speakers, the march will take place through the downtown core. Red dresses will be placed at the RCMP detachment, City Hall, and the Child Development Centre. The red dresses are part of the “Red Dress Project” which focuses around the issues of missing or murdered aboriginal women across Canada.
Following the march, the group with reconvene at the Prince George Court House to watch a drumming performance and have dinner.